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Holiday home in South West France with private, heated pool
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Mounicat, Duras

Holiday home

Duras, Lot-et-Garonne

  • Featured in L'Essentiel de la Déco
  • Exceptional, restored priory in countryside setting
  • High quality, contemporary interior design throughout
  • Heated, private pool 12m x 4m & 3½ hectares of lawn & grounds
  • Wi-Fi internet & wireless printer & UK satellite TV & Table tennis
  • All amenities 3 km & onsite catering / babysitting facilities

Ref.47068

Sleeps10

Bedrooms4

Bathrooms3

Duras, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Introduction

Mounicat


A superb restoration project completed to an exceptionally high standard.

The property forms part of an ancient priory, standing in open countryside and has been renovated in a very contemporary fashion, yet sympathetically with the original building materials of the construction.

The original and stylish interior design offers a very welcoming and spacious interior with high ceilings and beams and exposed stone walls. Accommodation is one main floor with one first-floor bedroom.

The main living area comprises open-plan dining area, kitchen and living space. Doors lead out to a large walled courtyard and on the opposite side, open to the garden, pool area and wonderful exterior 'summer' living room.

Three ensuite bedrooms and large children's room with 4 single beds.

Private grounds of 3.5 hectares and includes a very large lawned garden.

Superb 'summer' living room with table and chairs and couches overlooking the private, heated pool 12m x 4m with full-width steps and sun loungers and pool-side shower.

Private, off-road parking.

The charming French owners (fluent English-speaking) live immediately next door; full or part catering, and babysitting services available upon request.

All amenities in Duras, 3 km. Further shops, restaurants, café bars, supermarkets in Marmande.

Duras itself is a charming medieval town with an impressive château perched high on the edge of the town from where there are magnificent views across the valleys. There is a good selection of restaurants, bars, cafés and shops in the town including a chemist, several boulangeries, a butchers and a newsagents. Every Monday morning there is an excellent market full of local produce plus an amazing night market once a week during the summer months. There is also a Carrefour supermarket on the outskirts of Duras with a great selection of fresh food and wine and just about anything else you could possibly need.

Further night markets in Levignac (Friday) and Monségur (Wednesday).

Only 35 minutes to the famous wine-producing (and stunningly beautiful) village of Saint-Émilion.
Also, 10 minutes to the wine regions of Entre Deux Mers and Bergerac.

NOTE: Pool is heated from 27th May to 30th September. Outside of these, pool heating is 150 Euros per week.

Living room in South West France holiday home

Living room in South West France holiday home

Kitchen in South West France holiday home

Kitchen in South West France holiday home

Accommodation details

Holiday home


Entrance via courtyard or garden;

Open-plan living area with high ceiling, couch and chairs, dining table and chairs, iPod dock.
Kitchen with gas range, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer.
Wi-Fi internet.
Door to courtyard and garden.

TV room with flat-screen TV, DVD and UK channels.

Bedroom 1, double with ensuite WC, bath / shower and separate walk-in shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 2, double with ensuite bath / shower and hand basin.
Door to garden and terrace.

Separate WC.

Bedroom 3, double with ensuite WC, bath / shower and separate walk-in shower and hand basin.

Stairs up to;
Bedroom 4, four children's single beds.

EXTERIOR;

3½ hectares of private grounds.

Large private, walled courtyard with table and chairs.

Large lawned garden.

Pool-side living and dining area with dining table and chairs, conservatory-style furniture. Shower.

Heated, private swimming pool 12m x 4m (max depth 1.4m) with loungers.

Private, off-road parking.

Table tennis, 'pétanque' pitch complete with 'boules', croquet, dart board and a foldable golf practice.

Private, heated pool with terrace and covered terrace

Private, heated pool with terrace and covered terrace

Courtyard

Courtyard

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Rental rates


From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
23/03/2019 27/04/2019 April € 1,350 £ 1,213 $ 1,565
27/04/2019 25/05/2019 May € 1,600 £ 1,438 $ 1,855
25/05/2019 22/06/2019 June € 2,300 £ 2,067 $ 2,666
22/06/2019 06/07/2019 early July € 2,750 £ 2,471 $ 3,188
06/07/2019 31/08/2019 mid-July & August € 4,500 £ 4,044 $ 5,217
31/08/2019 07/09/2019 early September € 2,000 £ 1,797 $ 2,319
07/09/2019 26/10/2019 mid-September to October € 1,500 £ 1,348 $ 1,739
Refundable Security Bond € 800

Location

Duras


The property is located in open countryside 3 km from the lovely village of Duras.

Duras is situated between Bergerac (40 minutes) and Marmande (the A62 motorway 20 minutes) and 70 minutes from Bordeaux.

All amenities in Duras. Further shops, restaurants, café bars, supermarkets in Marmande.

Duras itself is a charming medieval town with an impressive château perched high on the edge of the town from where there are magnificent views across the valleys. There is a good selection of restaurants, bars, cafés and shops in the town including a chemist, several boulangeries, a butchers and a newsagents. Every Monday morning there is an excellent market full of local produce plus an amazing night market once a week during the summer months. There is also a Carrefour supermarket on the outskirts of Duras with a great selection of fresh food and wine and just about anything else you could possibly need.

Only 35 minutes to the famous wine-producing (and stunningly beautiful) village of Saint-Émilion.
Also, 10 minutes to the wine regions of Entre Deux Mers and Bergerac.

Ideal base for visits to the Dordogne valley with its world famous pre-historic cave paintings, caverns and pre-historic cliff dwellings as well as the romantic medieval châteaux of the Dordogne and the 'Bastide' towns (fortified market towns) which remain largely as they were 600 years ago.

The area surrounding Duras has almost 200 small, independent or cooperative vineyards (72 independent vignerons et 118 cooperated vineyards) over 1800 hectares of vines which welcome visitors most days for wine tasting and purchases. These wines form the appellation 'Côtes de Duras'. Red wines form 65% of the locally produced wines, they are made with le Merlot, le Cabernet Sauvignon, le Cabernet Franc et le Malbec grapes. The white wines are grapes; le Sauvignon, le Sémillon, le Muscadelle, l'Odenc, le Chenin, le Mauzac and l'Ugni Blanc. The area is particularly renowned for its organic wine which constitutes over 20% of the total production.

The river Dordogne is 20 minutes to the North where it is possible to hire canoes and kayaks to explore the river by the hour or for the day. The smaller river Dropt is just a few kilometres to the South of Duras where it is also possible to hire canoes and kayaks.

Along the Dropt you can enjoy visits to the medieval bastide towns of Monségur, Eymet, Villereal, Castillonnes, Monpazier, Sauveterre and Miramont.

The Historic towns of Bergerac, Saint-Émilion and Bordeaux, are all less than an hour away and the Atlantic coast with Arcachon and Cap Ferret just an hour and a half.

Endless local activities / events during the summer.

Night markets from July to end of August;
The night markets are becoming more and more popular. You can always buy food but but it's a more nice opportunity to meet people and eat on huge common table.

Reviews

Feedback from previous guests

We had a lovely time in your villa ! Great pool, where the kids spent all days.
Au revoir !

The I. Family Oslo, Norway




Fabienne and Frederic, my wife and I can’t thank you enough for your wonderful support.
We have stayed in many properties in France and Italy during the past 15 years or so. Maison Fontaine is right up at the top of our list.
We’ll never forget you !

The M family Perth, Australia




We had a wonderful time in this lovely house. The outdoor living room is amazing. We played games and had all sorts of fun.
I’m sure we will come back soon.

The H. Family London, UK




Thank you for such an amazing villa. All 9 of us have enjoyed our stay.
We’ve been to your Villa five times now, every summer and the surrounding countryside is magnificent. We are definitely coming again soon.
The pool and the outdoor living room are amazing.

The W and T Party Kent, UK




We all loved this vacation. I loved climbing in the trees and of course swimming in the pool.
The house was very beautiful and clean.
It was so worth it !

The B family Sussex, UK




We have had a fabulous week here at Maison Fontaine. The house is beautiful, so much so that diminished our enthusiasm to excursions !!
We were all blissfully happy relaxing by the pool, playing ping pong, haunting the lézards and enjoying BBQ lunches and dinners !
I’m sure will be back.

The J family London, UK




We have very much enjoyed our stay here. The lovely decoration and feel of the villa combined with the surrounding countryside has made our stay memorable.
We have greatly appreciated the provision of outdoor activities from football to boules, helping us to fill our days regardless of the weather. We have made great use of the terrace, either sheltering from the glaring - but lovely- sun or from the occasional thunder and lightening and overall the spaces around the villa have been lovely to spend time in.
Thank you.

The McI. family Scotland, UK




We had a great time in this beautiful and thoughtfully restored house. Architectural features highlighted at night are amazing !
Loved the boules. really great welcome pack and the floral decorations in the rooms were a lovely touch.
Thanks you both !

The McD family London, UK




Dear Frederic and Fabienne, what a lovely house!
We have had a wonderful time here at Mounicat. You have made here a beautiful holiday home.
Everything works. It looks beautiful, is very homely and the design deserves an award.
Our 2 kids ( 4 and 2) do not want to go home !!! They have had so much fun and so we have.

The B. Family London, UK




The whole family enjoyed their stay immensely. We had sun, fun and thunderstorms !
The cottage was AMAZING. Sitting at the terrace with a bottle of wine was perfect.
Thank You Frédéric

The B family Wales, UK




Holiday home in South West France with private, heated pool

Holiday home in South West France with private, heated pool

Private, heated pool in South West France

Private, heated pool in South West France

Living room in South West France holiday home

Living room in South West France holiday home

Kitchen in South West France holiday home

Kitchen in South West France holiday home

Private, heated pool with terrace and covered terrace

Private, heated pool with terrace and covered terrace

Courtyard

Courtyard

Covered terrace

Covered terrace

Private, heated pool with terrace

Private, heated pool with terrace

Bedroom in South West France holiday home

Bedroom in South West France holiday home

Bathroom in South West France holiday home

Bathroom in South West France holiday home

Bathroom in South West France holiday home

Bathroom in South West France holiday home

Lawned garden with private, heated pool

Lawned garden with private, heated pool

Bedroom in South West France holiday home

Bedroom in South West France holiday home

Bathroom in South West France holiday home

Bathroom in South West France holiday home

Private, heated pool with terrace

Private, heated pool with terrace

Bedroom in South West France holiday home

Bedroom in South West France holiday home

Bedroom in South West France holiday home

Bedroom in South West France holiday home

Bathroom in South West France holiday home

Bathroom in South West France holiday home

Courtyard

Courtyard

Private, heated pool with covered terrace

Private, heated pool with covered terrace

Lawned garden with covered terrace

Lawned garden with covered terrace

Swings and children's play area

Swings and children's play area

Covered terrace

Covered terrace

Lawned garden

Lawned garden

Courtyard

Courtyard

Terrace

Terrace

Dining room in South West France holiday home

Dining room in South West France holiday home

Dining room in South West France holiday home

Dining room in South West France holiday home

Countryside views in South West France

Countryside views in South West France

TV room in South West France holiday home

TV room in South West France holiday home

Staircase in South West France holiday home

Staircase in South West France holiday home

Children's bedroom in South West France holiday home

Children's bedroom in South West France holiday home

Children's bedroom in South West France holiday home

Children's bedroom in South West France holiday home

Bedroom in South West France holiday home

Bedroom in South West France holiday home

Bathroom in South West France holiday home

Bathroom in South West France holiday home

Bedroom in South West France holiday home

Bedroom in South West France holiday home

Bedroom in South West France holiday home

Bedroom in South West France holiday home

Bathroom in South West France holiday home

Bathroom in South West France holiday home

Garden

Garden

Private, heated pool with covered terrace

Private, heated pool with covered terrace

Countryside views in South West France

Countryside views in South West France


   

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